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Sunday
May012011

Sunday's Hymn

Look, Ye Saints! the Sight Is Glorious

Look, ye saints! the sight is glorious,
see the Man of Sorrows now,
from the fight returned victorious,
ev’ry knee to him shall bow.
Crown him! Crown him! Crown him! Crown him!
Crowns become the Victor’s brow.

Crown the Savior, angels, crown him,
rich the triumphs Jesus brings;
in the seat of pow’r enthrone him
while the vault of heaven rings:
Crown him! Crown him! Crown him! Crown him!
Crown the Savior King of kings.

Sinners in derision crowned him,
mocking thus the Savior’s claim;
saints and angels throng around him,
own his title, praise his name.
Crown him! Crown him! Crown him! Crown him!
Spread abroad the Victor’s fame.

Hark, those bursts of acclamation,
hark, those loud triumphant chords,
Jesus takes the highest station,
oh, what joy the sight affords.
Crown him! Crown him! Crown him! Crown him!
King of kings, and Lord of lords!

—Thomas Kelly

Other hymns, worship songs, sermons etc. posted today:

Have you posted a hymn (or sermon, sermon notes, prayer, etc.) today and I missed it? Let me know by leaving a link in the comments or by contacting me using the contact form linked above, and I’ll add your post to the list.

Friday
Apr292011

Because We Are His

From Living by God’s Promises by Joel R. Beeke and James A. La Belle:

The Lord … promises to use our afflictions for our eternal good. This is because we undergo trials not as enemies of God, but as children of God through our saving relationship with Christ. To those without Christ, trials are but foretastes of the coming judgment, but to we who are in Christ, trials are mediated by God’s eternal grace and love. The Lord has promised our correction and spiritual benefit through our afflictions. Keeping this in mind will help us face our troubles with the view of how we can profit from them rather than how long we have to suffer.

Because we, like sheep, tend to stray from the path of following God, one of the primary purposes of affliction is to restore us to the path or hedge in the path so that we do not leave it. Hebrews 12:6 says, “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” That by itself is a comfort because, as the passage goes on to say, “But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” (v. 8) … So we have comfort in affliction that our Father is reproving us because He loves us and is correcting us because we are His. Even more, His correction is done in great wisdom and with much tenderness.

Thursday
Apr282011

Round the Sphere Again: Justification

Not Legal Fiction
but an act of justice. (Kevin DeYoung) Read why that makes our salvation sure.

The End of Endeavoring
or not? (The Gospel-Driven Church)

Thursday
Apr282011

Thankful Thursday

Today is a good day to pray for those who have lost homes and lives and communities in the tornadoes across the south of the United States. It’s also a good day for me to be thankful

  • for my home. 
  • for my life and health and safety.
  • for my family.

I’m thankful that my heavenly Father knows what I need and provides it as I need it.

Throughout this year I’m planning to post a few thoughts of thanksgiving each Thursday along with Kim at the Upward Call and others.

Thursday
Apr282011

Resurrection Bodies and More

Today I contributed a post to the Doctrine in the Kitchen feast at Daily on My Way to Heaven. It’s on what being raised with Christ means for us both now and in the future.

I suppose it’s silly for me to point you there because you’ve already been following along with that special feature for the whole month of April, right?